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A Message from CBA President Patricia Brown Holmes:


As a special thank you to members who renew their CBA Membership before May 31, renewing members will receive FREE ADMISSION to one (1)CBA seminar (in-person or Webcast) and two (2) online seminars offered on West’s LegalEdcenter. That's approximately nine (9) hours of free MCLE credit! 


Why renew now? The CBA sponsors more than 125 seminars each year making this Special Renewal Offer especially comprehensive and beneficial regardless of your practice setting. Members can also any attend of the Association’s 92 general bar and 27 Young Lawyer Section committee meetings free of charge. Committee attendance (in person or live online) is a convenient way for you to obtain Illinois MCLE credit for qualifying meetings. More than 6,000 members participate in one or more of our committees. And, the CBA’s Online MCLE Tracker makes keeping track of your MCLE credit a breeze and is provided to members at no charge.


The CBA is one of the Nation’s leading metropolitan bar associations and is highly regarded for its outstanding committee programs, continuing legal education seminars, Young Lawyers Section, Law Practice Management "How To" seminars and hands on training, Leadership Development Institute, legislative and government affairs activities, judicial evaluation, public legal education and much more. Your membership supports the important work of the Association in serving our legal community, the administration of justice and the public.


We value and treasure your membership.  Thank you and I encourage you to renew your CBA Membership and take advantage of this special renewal offer.


Patricia Brown Holmes
CBA President 


The CBA is your ultimate legal network with resources that can help you:

  • Save time and money
  • Access practical legal, business and technology skills
  • Keep pace with legal developments and trending topics
  • Connect with local attorneys and judges
  • Start/grow your practice
  • Meet your MCLE requirement for FREE (via live programs and archived webcasts on demand)
  • Enhance your resume
  • Prepare for career changes


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Got a question about your member benefits or want to get more involved in the CBA? Call 312-554-2131 or email our Membership Department.

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Billing Questions? Call 312-554-2020 or email